WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OFFCUTS AND COLDCUTS ANYWAY?: The Libertines elect to release a kind of half-way album of songs that apparently they couldn't bear to lose from the first album but just didn't have space for on it. Apparently they're just as good as the ones that made the final cut. This seems to be either a desperate stopgap measure while they sort out the Pete fiasco, or else a flag of surrender being run up to announce that, no, without Pete, they don't have much else to offer. What's funny is that talking to the nme, Carl called it a 'bastard' album; by the time Ananova had pickedup the story, it's become an "illegitmate" album.